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Appreciation: Pianist Dave Brubeck's gift for timing endures
Appreciation: Pianist Dave Brubeck's gift for timing endures

When thinking about Dave Brubeck, you can't help but also consider time, and not just how much of it fans received from the prolific jazz pianist up to his death Wednesday at age 91. A titan of West Coast jazz, Brubeck was linked with California for much of his career. He was born in Concord, studied at what is now is the University of the Pacific in Stockton and recorded for Berkeley-based Fantasy Records, which helped forge the Bay Area's sound in the '50s. But regardless of where a listener was based, the Dave Brubeck catalog was an inevitable destination. Part of the reason is "Time Out," the aptly named 1959 recording that stands with Miles Davis'...

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